A week ago, a friend of mine sent me this meme comparing “Colonizer Jesus” and “Historical Jesus” and told me that it was spreading among his friends. After hearing that, I felt like it was worth responding to and decided to write a blog post about it. So here it is! There’s a lot to… Continue reading Responding to the “Colonizer Jesus vs. Historical Jesus” Meme
A dive into Christian history reveals a rich miracle tradition. From the ministry of Jesus to the succeeding apostolic age, and down the centuries to the present day, miracles have always been present. They are signs that God is truly with us -- that He loves us, cares about us and is with us always… Continue reading Stunning: Christian Miraculous Healings
“Even the most skeptical critics cannot deny that the historical Jesus carried out a ministry of miracle-working and exorcism.” - William Lane Craig This may come as a surprise to you but there is a virtual consensus among scholars, including skeptical scholars, that the historical Jesus was a miracle-worker -- particularly that he was a… Continue reading Is there any evidence for Jesus’ miracles? Yes, a whole darn lot!
The crucifixion of St. Peter under Nero (64 - 68 AD) To return to part 2 of this series, click here. III. Considering The Explanations Having established the historicity of the four events: Jesus’ death by crucifixion, the disciple’s sincere belief in Jesus’ post-mortem appearances, the empty tomb and the origin of the Christian faith,… Continue reading The Historical Evidence for the Resurrection (Part 3 of 3)
To return to part 1 of this series, click here. C. The empty tomb The third event to be examined in our historical examination is the empty tomb. That Jesus’ tomb was found empty shortly after his death is recognized by the majority of scholars. There are eight arguments supporting this event’s historicity. 1.… Continue reading The Historical Evidence for the Resurrection (Part 2 of 3)
I. Introduction Christianity is a religion that is deeply rooted in history, and at its heart is the resurrection -- an event proclaimed by Jesus’ disciples, who claimed that he appeared to them shortly after his death. The resurrection is the bedrock of the Christian faith. If the resurrection did not happen, then Christianity is… Continue reading The Historical Evidence for the Resurrection (Part 1 of 3)